A goodly field runs the St. Pat's
Ninety-three supporters of the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club showed up to run the 11th annual Ocean View St. Patrick's 5K road race in cold but clear conditions, Sunday. That's 68 more than last year's 25 stalwarts who braved bone-chilling rain.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
First to complete the run in 18:27 was 43-year-old David Diriwachter of Vineyard Haven.
He was followed by 12-year-old Jeremy Alley Tarter of Oak Bluffs, whose time was 19:18, and Paul Vertefeuille, 44, of Vineyard Haven at 19:25.
The first female to reach the finish line was Bonnie Kingsbury, 30, of Vineyard Haven in 21 minutes flat. She was 8th overall.
The rest of the top ten were: (4) Garry Metters, 43, West Tisbury, 19:27; (5) Blake Edmunds, 35, Vineyard Haven, 20:18; (6) Leonard Verville, 45, Oak Bluffs, 20:39; (7) Robert Nocelo, 36, Vineyard Haven, 20:52; (9) Daniel Vaughan, 33, Edgartown, 21:07; (10) Patrick Parker, 48, Oak Bluffs, 21:13.
Top female runners in their gender/age category were: 12 and under: Lucy Norris of Chilmark; 13-15: Lilly Neville of Vineyard Haven; 16-19: Emma Stockman of Darien, Conn.; 20-29: Janie Lightfoot of Newton; 30-39: Bonnie Kingsbury of Vineyard Haven; 40-49: Margret D'Angelo of West Tisbury; 50-59: Tonya Helm of Providence, R.I.; 60-69: Natalie Conroy of Chilmark.
Top male runners in their gender/age category were: 12 and under: Jeremy Alley Tarter of Oak Bluffs; 13-15: Andrew Cook of Lowell; 16-19: Tim Parker, Oak Bluffs; 20-29: Dustin Shaw of Oak Bluffs; 30-39: David Diriwachter of Vineyard Haven; 40-49: Paul Vertefeuille of Vineyard Haven; 50-59: Dana Gaines of Edgartown; 60-69: Jim Athearn of Edgartown.
Major sponsors of the event were the Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank and the Ocean View Restaurant. Other sponsors were: Broadway Screen Printing, Hart Company Plumbing and Heating, H.N. Hinckley & Sons, Mark Pogorzeliski Carpentry, Martha's Vineyard Bug & Bus, Martha's Vineyard Online, Parker Carpets, Rosbeck Builders Corp., Shiretown Meats, Vineyard Decorators, Welch Electric Co., and W.H. Russell House Painting.